Federation Square

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  • Address: Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +61-396551900
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Leisure, Market, Square, Family And Kids

Federation Square - Review

A popular public space, the square is also a marvel of design. It’s hemmed in on three sides by a U-shaped formation of buildings. The paving is primarily done in 470000 sandstone blocks. The buildings that surround the square are described as de-constructivist (minimalist and angular). An elevated footpath is the riverside promenade, a peaceful area with shady trees. There’s an atrium with an intricate cooling system where temperatures drop more than 10°C as compared to out in the open. There’s even a giant public screen that broadcasts live sporting events. The tenants here include the Melbourne Visitor Centre, the Edge Theatre, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. For all its startling features, the Federation Square has been awarded the title of the world’s fifth ugliest building. Go figure. Yet the people watching is brilliant, as is the food all around.

One of the most iconic squares in the Melbourne, the Federation square is a marvel in itself. With U shaped buildings surrounding, the square should be on the top of must visit list when you’re travelling to Melbourne. Even though the entry to this square is free and you don’t require any Federation Square tickets, still you can get the Federation Square tours which are guided and will tell you more about the architectural designs there. Book the Federation Square tour tickets and know for yourself. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Melbourne Itinerary 6 Days.

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Federation Square Information

  • Check the official website for events.

Federation Square Ticket Prices

  • Free entry

How To reach Federation Square by Public Transport

  • Tram on Flinder’s Street.

Restaurants Near Federation Square

  • Feddish
  • Bokchoy Tang

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TripHobo Highlights for Federation Square

  • Federation Square Address: Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Federation Square Contact Number: +61-396551900
  • Federation Square Timing: 24-hrs
  • Federation Square Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Federation Square(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Federation Square: 01:30 Hrs
  • Federation Square is added 58.4K times in the itineraries created by TripHobo users
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Things to Know Before Visiting Federation Square

  • 95% of people who visit Melbourne include Federation Square in their plan

  • 40.64% of people start their Federation Square visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Federation Square

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

60.03% of people prefer walking in order to reach Federation Square

People normally club together Block Arcade and City Circle Tram while planning their visit to Federation Square.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Federation square is a fun place for people to meet and enjoy time together. There are occasionally activities and events happening which I am always happy to participate in or watch. It has great places for something to eat and has a great information room for people to go in and ask anything they want or need. I recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a relaxing time.

  • Federation square is the hub of arts, entertainment, and events. There are so many things to do here spending on your interests. Art galleries can be a good start of your day. The Flinder Street station is just next block. You can only sit and soak the sun when Melbourne is sunny. Info hub is here to help you with directions and charge your devices. If you come to Melbourne, Federation Square is a great place to start off your vacation.

  • It's a nice place just near the train station. You can stroll and see beautiful buildings around, the city circle tram and busy shoppers. Best thing is that you can get all tourist information there at their Info centre at the square. Another exciting for kids is that it has live camera with a huge screen where you can see you self live...we saw that event in the evening. You can check the time.

  • Very nice place to visit and hang around at, but the name is lie, it is not square shaped, so if you’re after an actual geometric square, look elsewhere. Otherwise very lovely, would recommend. A+ cool looking stuffs

  • The focal point of the CBD. Right opposite the Flinders train station, it is your launch pad into the central city shopping precinct or a short walk across the river to the south bank and the National Gallery. It is an open area so gets the morning sun a bit earlier than central city streets for that outdoors brunch coffee in autumn and springtime

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